New Hanover School Board approves snow make-up days

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- During the New Hanover County Board of Education's retreat on Sunday, the Board reviewed and approved make-up days for the district's five calendars – Traditional, Pre-K, Year-Round, Isaac Bear Early College and Wilmington Early College. Due to New Hanover County Schools being closed earlier in the month, January 10–12, when the region when was struck with snow and ice that prohibited safe travel throughout the county, three school days are needed. The Board was able to incorporate the make-up days in the school calendars without affecting the spring break schedules, with the exception of the Isaac Bear Early College calendar, by extending the school year and removing teacher workdays.

The New Hanover County Board of Education approved the following make-up days for students:

* Traditional & Pre-K Calendars
o Monday, February 21, 2011
o Thursday, June 9, 2011
o Friday, June 10, 2011 – Half-day

* Year-Round Calendar
o Monday, February 21, 2011
o Thursday, June 16, 2011
o Friday, June 17, 2011 – Half-day

* Isaac Bear Early College High School
o Monday, February 14, 2011
o Monday, March 7, 2011
o Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Half-day

* Wilmington Early College High School
o Monday, February 21, 2011
o Thursday, April 21, 2011
o Friday, May 20, 2011 – Half-day

NHCS employees should confirm their make-up days due to the winter weather days with their school principal or department supervisor.

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Don't make the kids go in spring break and or summer! That's a terrible idea kids and parents get so excited to go on vacations and be with family and friends and now they are all disappointed because they have to go to school

You mean to tell me the kids were out of school on mlk day, but now have to go on President's day? Are you kidding me? They could and should have gone on mlk day and then easily have made up the rest on teacher workdays. Maybe a little inconvenient on the teachers, but taking away summer days or spring break gets into possible family trip planning...

for informing the staff....since we didn't hear anything from the school system.

THE HUMANITY...ITS RACISM!!! SOMEBODY CALL IN THE TROOPS AND LETS MARCH...!!!

Hey, I'm contacting the local chapter for the advancement of white people. How dare they send the kids to school on presidents day. There's gonna be a riot up in here. (you see how assinine I sound?!)

So, they've added 2 days to the end of the schoolyear. Why couldn't they have send the kids to school TODAY? And made the 1/2 day last Friday into a full day? Do they realize that the kids have not gone to school on a Monday yet this month?